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Eric T. Chaffin

Herbicides Like Glyphosate Could Contribute to Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that each year at least two million people become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the United States, and that at least 23,000 of them die from these infections. Antibiotics are designed […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

State of Ohio Files Lawsuit Against 5 Opioid Drug Manufacturers

A new study released by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) reports that the number of people with diagnosed opioid addiction continues to climb. According to their data, between 2010 and 2016, the number of BCBS members addicted to legal prescription […]

Roopal Luhana

Granddaughter Files Xarelto Lawsuit After Her Grandmother Dies of Bleeding

On November 12, 2015, a Louisiana resident filed a new Xarelto lawsuit in the Eastern District of Louisiana, the current location of the consolidated Xarelto MultiDistrict Litigation (“MDL”). The plaintiff blames Xarelto for her grandmother’s death, and seeks in excess […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Ohio Couple Files Xarelto Lawsuit for Life-Threatening Injuries

On October 5, 2015, a husband and wife from Morrow County, Ohio, filed a new Xarelto lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. They allege that manufacturers Janssen Pharmaceuticals, parent company Johnson & Johnson, and […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Bellwether Trial Dates Scheduled for Xarelto MDL

In December 2014, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federal Xarelto lawsuits into one court in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Since then, all product liability complaints concerning Xarelto (rivaroxaban) filed in federal court have been […]

Roopal Luhana

Might Risperdal Increase Risk of Birth Defects?

Janssen Pharmaceuticals and parent company, Johnson & Johnson, have been named as defendants in a number of lawsuits concerning the anti-psychotic drug, Risperdal (risperidone). Plaintiffs claim the companies failed to provide adequate warnings about serious side effects like abnormal breast […]

Roopal Luhana

Meeting Scheduled to Review Risperdal Claims in Philadelphia

A number of lawsuits have been filed against Risperdal manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals and parent company Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Plaintiffs claim that the drug companies failed to provide adequate warnings about the risks of the anti-psychotic medication, including its potential […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Testosterone Lawsuit Update Shows Cases Increasing

Men allegedly injured by testosterone therapy products are stepping forward. In January 2014, the FDA reported they were investigating the “risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products.” Since then, manufacturers of so-called “Low T” […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Plaintiffs Seek Class Action Status in AndroDerm Lawsuit

Men 65 years and older who take testosterone injections or use testosterone gel apparently have double the risk of suffering a heart attack as men who don’t. That was the conclusion of a PLOS One study, published in January 2014. […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Study Finds Link between Testosterone Therapy and Brain Health Damage in Some Men

A study released by the University of North Texas Health Center found an increased risk of brain damage among Caucasian men taking a form of testosterone therapy treatment.  The article, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s disease, came to the […]